red, yellow, blue murano glass/ashtray

Nov 20, 2021. 04:54 UTC
 Red, yellow, blue Murano glass/ashtray
United States of America

Murano glass

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9 sided red, yellow, light blue, clear glass piece from my parents honeymoon to Italy in 71. No paperwork, just that it and others pieces were around since, I can remember. Assuming it is not a knock off. It is approximately 7.5 inches wide, shy of 5 inches tall, with 3.5 plus deep bowl. All four corners show some damage, 2 are menial and 2 are slightly impacted. A few chips(some around bowl rim) and scratches are present. Seems like reasonable wear.


This, as well as other similar styles of glass were present through my upbringing, born in 75, supposedly from their Italian honeymoon in 1971.

Answered within about 14 hours
Nov 20, 18:31 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$400 - $600 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$600 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Scott,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage Murano style polyhedron faceted glass bowl
Manner of Flavio Polli for Sommerso or Seguso Ateliers, Murano, Italy, circa 1960s-70s
In red, yellow, blue and colorless, with ten sides and circular well, apparently unmarked.
5 inches high, 7 1/2 inches wide
CONDITION: with some use wear
PROVENANCE: inherited; client's parent's acquired this in Italy in 1971
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Delia Nov 20, 18:32 UTC

Ashtrays are a notoriously difficult form to sell - I don't see the usual notches on the side that an ashtray always has so wondering if I just don't see them in the photo? And to confirm, there are NINE sides? Thanks to confirm,

And any signature on the bottom or any of the sides? I can't see anything in the photos so wanted to double check...

Delia Nov 23, 12:54 UTC

Thank you for the response. So no markings, I did see that cross hatch pattern on another piece online. But not the case here. I had read about knockoffs from China, not familiar with that circa, but they(my parents) had many pieces similar in color and style. I remember them saying how heavy there luggage was on their trip home from Italy, if that is worth anything.
There are ten sides, if you include the open bowl side. Otherwise nine. Let know if you need more pictures. Thank you, again.

Delia Nov 23, 12:54 UTC

Thanks, Scott, you're all set with this.

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